During the past week, I’ve had a nasty cold which hasn’t been fun at all. Fortunately, after hitting the gym and taking some vitamin C, I’m finally starting to feel better. Back when I used to smoke cigarettes, colds seemed to last forever, and every cigarette I smoked would simply worsen my symptoms and irritate my throat to boot. Fortunately, since I’ve switched to snus I no longer have this problem. In fact, I find that snus can actually help lessen some of the cold symptoms.
Nicotine is a stimulant, and when I use a strong snus, it tends to really help clear my nose without the irritation of smoke. I find that the nicotine in snus also helps to give me a jolt of energy, which can keep me going longer with the cold. I tend to get tired much more quickly when I don’t feel well, and since caffeine can dehydrate you (which you want to avoid when sick!) I find snus to be the superior alternative.
When I have a cold, I tend to stick to menthol and eucalyptus flavored snuses. These flavors are very smooth and soothing on my throat which always seems to get sore when I have a cold. My favorite brands of snus for this purpose is Northerner Citrus & Menthol, Catch Eucalyptus, and Offroad Eucalyptus. In addition, I also like to have some chamonile tea alongside my snus, which helps to clear my sinuses as well as to warm me up.
I’m glad that with snus I can still enjoy a nice buzz without making myself feel even worse. I also find that without all the smoke and tar in cigarettes to hamper my recovery, I’m able to start feeling better faster, and I get sick much less than I used to. Do you have any favorite brands of snus that you like to use when you have a cold? Feel free to make your suggestions here!